Activities - Cooking Lessons

Master Gohei Mochi Making
Furusato Taikenkan Kiso-Fukushima : ふるさと体験館きそふくしま

Make Kiso’s Specialty Mochi-rice Sweats.

Kiso River Valley


Description

Gohei was out logging his forest one day (hopefully not the treasured 'hinoki' Japanese cypress trees -- one tree would cost you one neck!). Tired of cold rice and cold miso for lunch, he pressed the rice on a stick, smothered it with miso and cooked it over a fire. Voila -- the Kiso Valley's favorite sweet snack, Gohei Mochi was born! At the Furusato Taikenkan activities center in Kiso Fukushima, you can learn how to replicate Gohei's feat at a Gohei Mochi cooking class.


Recommendation

Southern Nagano's Kiso Valley and Ina areas along with neighboring Aichi and Gifu Prefectures share a tradition for making a delicious snack called Gohei Mochi. The name is a bit misleading, as gohei mochi is made from regular white rice, not the mochi sticky rice. The rice is pressed into a sticky cake, stuck on a skewer, coated in a sweet sauce, covered with crushed nuts, and aromatically cooked over a flame.
Learn how to make this yummy treat at the Furusato Taikenkan activities center in Kiso Fukushima.


Details

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  •  Attendant Required.
Hours :
09:30-16:30 (last reception 15:00) 
Date(s) :
Open daily except Wednesdays during the green season. Closed in winter. 
Cost / Price of Admission :
¥1,300 
Time Required :
1:00-1:30 
Reservations :
Required(Recommended.) 
# of Participants :
2-60 
Foreign Languages :
 (Instruction in Japanese.) 
Luggage Storage :
Available 

Contact

tel : +81(0)264-27-1011   fax : +81(0)264-27-1012   e-mail   Official site


Access/Location

By Train
From Kiso Fukushima Station (JR Chuo Line), Take bus bound for Kaida Kogen (20 min.).
By Car
From Ina IC, By Car, from the main Kiso Valley highway Route 19, take Route 361 towards Kaida Kogen (15 min.).
Address
6959  Shinkai, Kiso, Kiso 397-0002

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